Advanced Materials

Harnessing randomness to improve lasers

Randomly arranged items usually have poor optical properties. The rough—or random—surface of a frosted-glass window, for example, obscures the view of an object. The optical industry therefore expends ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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How to overcome the oxide barrier

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have uncovered the characteristics of a low-resistance electrical contact to strontium titanate, SrTiO3, an important prototypical oxide semi ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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New self-healing plastics developed

Scratches in the car finish or cracks in polymer material: Self-healing materials can repair themselves by restoring their initial molecular structure after the damage. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Materials Science
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Researchers pattern magnetic graphene

Graphene, an atomically thin sheet of carbon, has been intensively studied for the last decade to reveal exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. Recently, researchers have started to explore ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Aligned carbon nanotube / graphene sandwiches

By in situ nitrogen doping and structural hybridization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene via a two-step chemical vapor deposition (CVD), scientists have fabricated nitrogen-doped aligned carbon nanotu ...

dateSep 12, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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